The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature
Indiana University Press, 1993 - 224 pages
This book looks at five major beliefs about woman's nature generally accepted by Western philosophers, theologians, and scientists from the classical period to the nineteenth century. These are that: woman is less perfect than man, woman possesses inferior rational capacities, woman has a defective moral sense, man is the primary creative force, and that woman is in need of control.
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Then the Lord God said , ' It is not good that the man should be alone ; I will make
him a helper fit for him , ' ” ( Genesis 2 : 18 ) . God created all forms of animal and
bird , but found none of them a fit helper for man . esis 2 : 18 ) . The man shoot ...
( Genesis 1 : 1 - 13 ) The most salient aspect of the nature of the creative force as
depicted in Genesis is that it is masculine . ... is in the masculine singular ( " . . .
the waters that were gathered together he [ 87P ] called Seas ” ( Genesis 1 : 10 ] )
19 These beings were charged with providing sustenance for the gods , thereby
freeing the gods from such ordinary work . The Enuma Elis stands midway
between the Genesis myth and the Theogony myth in a number of interesting
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Tuana, a professor of the history of ideas, discusses classical through late 19th-century ideas of women, showing how scientific views and religious or philosophical views have influenced and ... Read full review
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